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Bond's Sport Stars Shine at the Australian University Sports Gold Coast Challenge

Bond students have once again done remarkably well at the Australian University Sports Gold Coast Challenge, outperforming their larger rival counterparts to take out the Population Cup - an award identifying the best performing university team, based on team and campus size.

The Population Cup was re-introduced to the Challenge in 2008, after being an annual award for the Northern University Games from 1992 – 2006, during which time Bond University won the Cup a record four times!

As Bond University can never be expected to compete equally against the larger teams of universities up to ten times our size, our consistent prevalence in sport per capita is a reflection of Bond’s core value of Quality over Quantity!

Bond also picked up the Ron Leahy "Spirits of the Challenge" trophy, which is awarded to the University that displays exemplary behaviour, team spirit and sportsmanship both on and off the playing field.

Australian University Sports General Manager Tony Jermyn said; "The teams from Bond University were deserved winners of this trophy this year as they were a great bunch of students."

It is a rare occasion that these two awards are presented to the same university and all students who participated should be particularly proud of themselves.

Overall, Bond notched up an impressive six medals from their 12 entered teams at the Gold Coast Challenge, and our teams will now travel to Melbourne next semester to compete at the Australian University Games.

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